A LOT has happened since the last time I posted here. Since then, we have taken on an investor, aligned ourselves with a manufacturer in Gaylord, MI to mass-produce our Pinchy’s by the thousands and have extended our footprint to many stores throughout Michigan! We will be sending out samples to some of the larger, nationwide stores and will be posting updates about that as we go.
Also, the Fife lake MakersPlace has begun to sponsor us as the official 3d Printer company for their prestigious organization. We will be posting updates as we get them.
Checkout this flattering article about DreamLab Industries!!!!
Northern Express magazine (https://www.northernexpress.com/) will be featuring DreamLab Industries as their Feature Made in Michigan company! Looking forward to the article and working with the fine folks over there!!!
Currently exploring a leasing option with Type A Machines out of California https://www.typeamachines.com/. This will allow us to speed up production, while driving down the cost per unit. Please place your orders with lead time in mind. We typically ship out 2-3 days after the order has been processed.
Well, it’s official! We have received over 37 submissions for the “Tinker of the Month” contest and tomorrow the winner will be notified! Thank-you to all of you who participated and keep the ideas flowing!!!!!
Also, please keep in mind that 3D printing, at least at my current capacity is not a perfected science, so there will be obvious signs of machining. What I mean is that when one 3D prints an object, the information is sent from the PC, Laptop or SD card to the printer, The printer then brings in whichever filament is chosen for the product. Next, the “hot-end” extrudes the filament into recognizable patterns, which eventually turn into the object on the screen or in the SD card. Think of it like your paper printer at home or at work. The image is sent to the printer and ink is carefully poured (most of the time) into the pattern which is your picture in the end.
That’s just about the simplest way to put it. Only with 3D printing, the machine moves around and drops super hot, melted filament onto VERY carefully, calculated positions, eventually printing the object. This process can leave behind spurs or plastic that’ll need to be hand trimmed off or sometimes sanded to smooth out the edges. You don’t get that kind of surface from injection molding, but I favor this method (now) due to the immense flexibility and ability to change the design from print to print. Can’t do that with injection molding without spending more money and time.
That’s about all for now. Stop back later for more rambling and ideas!
P.S. Start thinking about what YOU would like to see manufactured and maybe YOU will have your idea in your hands this month!!!